Saturday, March 30, 2013
Edith Schaeffer 1914 - 2013
I know I'd planned not to write until after Easter but I felt I must acknowledge the home going of this wonderful woman. Not perfect... she never pretended to be perfect... but a life changing mentor to so many of us.
I first "met" Edith through the ministry of L'Abri and her husband's writings. I went on to sit at her feet (through her writing, of course) as she mentored this young wife and mother... teaching me that to love art, literature, music, nature, etc. is not only okay... but "Christian".
It was while reading Hidden Art (now called The Hidden Art of Homemaking) that I learned I truly did feel the Presence of God in the kitchen, and the garden, and the sewing room... and that kneading bread is a form of worship.
I know in the days to come there will be many tributes but here are the two immediately online.
The tribute at Challies.com... here.
The tribute by her son.... here. (Although I do not like the way he has trashed his parents through the years, this was pretty good.)
Added: A short obit at World Magazine... here.
There will be many of us wanting to take tea with Edith in Heavenly Places. It is a good thing Eternity is forever. :)
First photo: World Magazine
Second photo: Swiss L'Abri website
Post Script: My surgery went well, more next week.
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